Calderdale Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact Us


WYAS Calderdale

Central Library and Archives

Square Road




Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 0151


Opening hours

The Calderdale office of the West Yorkshire Archive Service remains closed to the public

We are continuing to work on plans to re-open our office to visitors. This will happen in a phased way

The key priority is ensuring that our spaces will be safe for both public and staff, and that we have the appropriate procedures and staffing in place for us to follow government guidelines.

We aim to begin our re-opening programme in early autumn and will update our social media channels and website with more details as this begins.

In the meantime, we will continue monitoring our email and telephone messages where we are able to do so and we will respond to essential enquiries.


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0151 or by email prior to planning your visit. Staff will advise you on whether to reserve a table or a microfiche reader, depending on which records you wish to consult.

Public lockers for bags and coats are provided and are coin operated (£1 refundable).

Group talks and workshops

A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.



No refreshment facilities are available but cafes are a short walk away in Halifax Town Centre. Toilets are available.


How to find us

Car Parking

Parking is available across Halifax Town Centre, including Eureka! car park on Discovery Road and Woolshops car park on Charles Street.


We are approximately 300 metres from the Halifax Railway Station.


We are approximately 500 metres from the Halifax Bus Station.